Address issues with 15 P&W engines: DGCA to IndiGo, GoAir
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has directed IndiGo and GoAir to address issues regarding 15 of the Pratt & Whitney engines powering their A320 neo planes, a senior official said on Friday. The two carriers have been grappling with P&W engine problems, which has led to grounding of some A320 neo aircraft. Together, they have around 82 such planes in their fleet. The move by the DGCA, which had asked the two airlines to take corrective measures to address the engine woes, comes after certain issues flagged by US counterpart Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The official said the requirement for replacement of High Pressure Compressor front hub corrosion as mentioned by the FAA would impact 15 engines powering IndiGo and GoAir's neo planes. Thirteen engines of IndiGo and two of GoAir would be hit by the FAA's Airworthiness Directive. The Indian operators have sufficient time to become compliant with the requirement, the official said.